Aniplex has announced a new original anime movie called Hula Fulla Dance, scheduled to release in early Summer 2021.
The protagonist is a girl called Hiwa Natsunagi, voiced by actress Haruka Fukuhara, who becomes a new member of the Hula Girls, a hula dancing team at the Spa Resorts Hawaiians in Fukishima’s Iwaki-shi (both the team and the location exist in real life). The story centers on the relationship between Hiwa, her colleagues, and the people around them.
A teaser was released on Aniplex’s YouTube channel, while the Hula Fulla Dance Twitter page uploaded a poster of the movie.
BN Pictures is in charge of the animation production. The staff includes:
Chief Director: Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam 00)
Director: Shinya Watada (Gundam Build Fighters, Aikatsu Stars!)
Scriptwriter: Reiko Yoshida (A Silent Voice, Liz and the Blue Bird)
Character Design: Hiroko Yaguchi (Aikatsu!, Beatless)
Art Director: Kaori Hino (Napping Princess)
Color Designer: Masumi Ootsuka (Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop, Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas)
Photography Director: Youichi Oogami (After War Gundam X, Cowboy Bebop)
Editor: Kumiko Sakamoto (Carole and Tuesday, Dr. Stone)
Sound Director: Eriko Kimura (Devilman Crybaby, Penguin Highway, Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway)
Music: Michiru Oshima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Little Witch Academia)
Sources: Hula Fulla Dance official website, Anime News Network encyclopedia